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Happy Valentine’s Day {Los Angeles Photographer}

Happy Valentine’s Day from my little loves!


We’ve never been very big into Valentine’s Day.  Of course we love each other, but we would never be considered sappy romantics.  In fact, my practical (like me) husband and I went out on a celebratory date last night to avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle of tonight!  Now that we have kids, though, I love the idea of Valentine’s Day being less about the sap and more about the love.  Watching my boys happily open all their valentines at their school parties this week was the highlight of the holiday.  They showed such innocence and joy, truly delighted that they got a sweet little note from each of their classmates.  It’s that innocent joy and the feeling of being special, loved and appreciated by so many is the best part of Valentine’s Day!

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10 on 10: Play Ball! {Los Angeles Photographer}

For the past 6 weeks, my 3-year-old and just-turned-6-year-old boys have been doing a sports class with Coach Derek.  Little bro is up first with the younger group at 3:00 p.m. and then older bro gets his turn at 4:00 p.m.  I pulled out the “big gun” last week and got some shots of them in action.  Always adorable (what mother wouldn’t say that about her own kids?!?), I though they did a great job.  Perhaps they’ll follow in their Daddy’s footsteps and be baseball players!

Uh oh, gotta keep your eye on the ball!


Now, go have a peek at Milwaukee, Wisconsin photographer Melissa Schuett‘s 10 for this month!

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Stop CMV {Los Angeles Head Shots}

I had the privilege of meeting Jilleen last week on the beach for some professional head shots.  She’s on the Board of Directors of an organization called Stop CMV.  Their mission is to prevent and eliminate congenital CMV, the most common viral cause of birth defects and developmental disabilities in the U.S.  As of 2009, only 14% of women have ever even heard of it, so they also want to raise awareness.  As a mom, I was glad to learn more about it and to be able to work with this amazing group!  Please read more about them at www.StopCMV.org

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Fine Art Friday: Yosemite Valley {California Fine Art Photographer}

I enjoyed “Fine Art Friday” in 2012 so much, I decided to stick with it for 2013!  Thankfully, several of my talented photographer friends did, too!  So, it will work just like it did last year:  the last Friday of every month, each of us will post a fine art image on our blog, then link to another person.  You’ll be able to hop from blog to blog for a little dose of inspiration!

For January, I thought I’d post an image from my recent trip to Yosemite National Park.  I went with my family, seeking an escape from Los Angeles, a little time in the snow, and a lot of soul-filling scenery.  Thankfully, we found all of that!

This image was taken at Valley View in Yosemite Valley.  It’s probably one of the most stopped-at vantage points in the park that is visited by millions each year.  But what I love about art, is that even with millions of people aiming a camera from the same pull-out, you never get exactly the same image.  Here’s my version:

View of El Capitan and the Merced River in Yosemite National Park during the winter.

Now, head on over to see what Cheree Federico | Fine Art Photography has to inspire you with this morning!


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Leigh Ann Hines - January 25, 2013 - 6:12 am

gorgeous! Love it!! The colors, the reflection, the icy wintery feel, and of course the subject. Stunning image!

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Cheree Federico - January 25, 2013 - 11:54 am

This is just beautiful, Amy! I love everything about it and the image makes me want to visit the park.

Tracy - January 25, 2013 - 3:26 pm

Oh my word this is such a gorgeous scenery! You captured it so well. Wish I could see things like this. Thank you so much for sharing this!

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10 on 10: Snow Fun! {Los Angeles Photographer}

I had so much fun with my 10 on 10 project for 2012, I decided to continue it this year.  And in case you missed it, the gist is this:  10 images posted on the 10th of the month and linked between 10 photographers.  Only, I’m not always a rule follower.  In fact, I’m starting out the year breaking just about every one of those (which is how I started 2012, so I have a bit of a tradition on my hands here!).  It’s the thought that counts, though, so for January 2013 I have 14 images to share, on the 11th of the month, with just a handful of other photographers participating.  So please forgive my rule breaking, but enjoy the images!

My 10 this month come from my family’s recent trip to Yosemite National Park.  Right after the calendar turned to a new year, we loaded up the winter gear and skis and headed toward the mountains.  We may live in Los Angeles now, but our hearts are still in Montana, more specifically in the snow and mountains.  We can’t always get back to Montana, but thankfully California has some pretty impressive mountains of her own.

We stayed at Tenaya Lodge, just outside the south side of Yosemite.  Besides being a nice resort (we had a cottage room!), it’s situated on beautiful grounds with miles of snowy trails for hiking, sleigh rides and sledding.  And that’s just what my boys wanted to do as soon as we unpacked!

Sledding in the snow.
A boy in a blue jacket smiles as he sleds down a hill.

Another family discovered the same sledding hill as us, and at first I wasn’t too excited about sharing it.  But he offered to take a family picture of us and, well, I think you’ll see why I quickly forgave him and was more than happy to share. . .

A family portrait playing in the snow.

It’s not often that the photographer actually gets to be in the picture with her family!

A horse-drawn sleigh passed right by our hill. . .

A horse drawn sleigh carries people on a snowy trail through the woods.

And the glow of the sun setting through the trees was the perfect metaphor for our trip.


The next morning, we awoke and headed to Badger Pass Ski Area.  It’s the “original Northern California Ski Resort” and is the perfect low-key spot for families to come ski.  Another unique thing about it is that it is located within Yosemite National Park.  So, needless to say, the scenery is beautiful.  This is the first time my 3-year-old got to try out alpine skiing.  My 5-year-old was able to take a lesson and we just worked with my little guy on his own.

A young boy is ready to alpine ski.
Young brothers prepare for a day on the ski slopes.
A boys skis with help from his father.
A dad and young son ride the ski lift.

Both boys had a fantastic time on the snow!  They also had a fantastic time in Play Care for a couple of hours in the afternoon so my husband and I could do a little fantastic skiing of our own!

The next 2 days we returned to Badger Pass, but this time with our cross-country skis.  To the Shertzer Family, when you say, “ski” we think “nordic”!  This is the 4th season my oldest son has been on skis.  While he’s still getting the hang of the alpine gear, he’s a natural on the nordic skis!

This is the third winter my littlest guy has been on nordic skis.  It’s such a wonderful feeling to pass on our love for the sport to our kids!  He was so proud of himself when he started shushing along. . . he kept yelling, “Hey, Hayden!  Look at ME!  I’m SKIING!”

We had such an amazing little trip, doing some of our favorite things. . . I can’t recommend a winter trip to Yosemite more!  Badger Pass gets 2 big thumbs up as a great place to ski with beginners and young kids — affordable, low-key, no-stress and FUN!  And with alpine skiing, nordic skiing and snowshoeing right on site, there’s something for everyone!

Now, go check out Spokane Childrens Photographer- Creatively Yours Photography for her take on 10 on 10!  Just a warning: it’s not the 10th and I have no guarantee about the number of images she’ll have to share;-)


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